WASHINGTON Jan 31 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
, the world's largest laboratory equipment maker, has won
U.S. antitrust approval to buy California's Life Technologies
Corp on the condition that some assets are sold, the
Federal Trade Commission said on Friday.
The deal was valued at $13.6 billion when it was announced
The commission said the companies agreed to sell a Thermo
Fisher business, based in Massachusetts, that makes siRNA
reagents used to study gene function. It must also sell
businesses that make cell culture media like salts and sugars,
and cell culture sera, derived from animal blood and used to
grow mammalian cells.
GH Health will purchase the divested businesses, the FTC
The deal previously received antitrust approval from China
and the European Union.